Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure. Renovations are typically either commercial or residential. Additionally, renovation can refer to making something new, or bringing something back to life and can apply in social contexts. For example, a community can be renovated if it is strengthened and revived.

Home improvement, home renovation or remodeling is the process of renovating or making additions to one's home.


22 July 2019

  • The New Sanctuary: Inside a Curator’s Haven on the Coast of Maine, Ikea Kitchen Included
    The church on the corner of Cedar and Brewster Streets in Rockland, Maine, might seem to passerby like any other old New England church (were it not for the black paint). But there’s something quietly revolutionary going on inside: a remodeled artists’ haven masterminded by artist and curator Donna McNeil, with four bedrooms—three intended for […]
  • Barkly Basics: Monochrome Cleaning Supplies from Australia
    Favorite recent thank-you gift? A simple but glamorous black scouring sponge from Australia, sent to me by domestic doyenne Tricia Rose of Rough Linen. The sponge is from Barkly Basics, an Australian company founded by Natasha Malkov, a former molecular biologist who is “on a quest to make sponges stylish.” She founded her company after […]
  • Current Obsessions: Marine Blue
    Here’s what’s on our radar as we try to  keep our cool: Admiring the new Reed Candlestick line from Roman & Williams Guild (designed by Stephen for Robin); available in burnished or blackened brass and silver. Looking forward to the latest from one of our favorite UK cookbook writers, Diana Henry: From the Oven to […]
  • A Rising Star’s Spirited London Home: ‘Every Room Should Sing!’
    Interior designer Beata Heuman‘s London townhouse is a riot—in every sense of the word. It’s a riot of colors, a riot of textures, a riot of patterns. It scoffs at convention. And it’s just downright fun. “Every room should sing!” the Swedish-born designer tells us. “In the course of a lifetime one gathers a multitude […]
  • DIY: A Simple, Easy Cover for an Ugly Window Air Conditioner (for $15)
    I have learned, over the past 79 days or so, that the apartment I moved into in January is not a good summer apartment. No matter which way my boyfriend and I configure the four windows in our place—windows open in the front and the back of the apartment, to catch a cross-breeze; front windows […]

Retro Renovation

Ugly Duckling House

22 July 2019

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